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>> cenk: no, he wasn't playing games. he died. we'll talk about that story and another serious story about race in the military. but what is the response to the pentagon? these goofy psas. >> never leave a wing man behind. >> whoa buddy, where are you going with my friend. sexual assault prevention starts with you. >> that is not the right response. we have the elbow of the day. there are two of them actually. that story is fun as well. it's go time. let's do it. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> obama: we found out the unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since i took oh office. >> the president is crowing about this 7.8 number. >> more and more people have just stop looking for work. >> a lot of people have said don't trust that number.
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>> it's not an excuse to talk down the economy and score a few political reports. >> this is manna from heaven. >> do you worry you've offended the 47%. >> it's not elegantly stated. >> obama: my opponent has been trying to reposition. >> it's completely wrong. >> obama: he said he would eliminate funding for public television. thank goodness someone is getting tough on big bird. we didn't know that big bird was driving the federal government. >> cenk: great numbers unelement has fallen to a 44-month low to 7.8%. it used to be at 8.1% so we're finally below 8%. 114,000 jobs have been added and the july and august numbers added more jobs which happens all the time. this is great news for america. more people back at work.
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so of course the republicans are celebrating right? of course not. no way. they're panicked over it. oh, my god this is going to cause us this election. dammit, i can't believe more americans are working. now go to unbelieving. unbelievable jobs numbers. these chicago guys will do anything. can't debate, so change numbers. that's ironic coming from jack welsh because g.e. was fined by the fcc $50 million for cooking their books for about a decade. it began under jack welsh puerto rico i cook the books. i assume that they'll be as dirty as i am. >> you're saying that the administration is actively
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manipulating that data, correct? >> well, absolutely. >> i want to read you one tweet from jack welch who used to run general election. a man who most people would argue knows a bit about how economic data is created. >> i wouldn't put anything past this administration. >> right before a big earnings release. it's all of a sudden hp would have solid 50 times or 100 times more computers or printers literally the day before would you have questioned that a bit. >> oh how convenient that the rate drops for the first time in 43 months, five weeks before the election. >> some people will be very cynical that a government number would come out this great on the eve of the election. >> well, i think it's pretty significant for the first time in nearly four years of this administration that we've gotten down to below 8%. >> large sections of the country don't believe data, not that
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it's considered gospel. >> cenk: that's an ms nbc at the end. they've never questioned numbers, and now they're saying it's rock solid. now it's not in their favor? me? i don't know about those numbers. that's the reality. that's unemployment numbers you see it going up. as it was going up, they never questioned it. now that it's going down, well, it looks like president obama did his job. by the way, how much evidence do they have of this insane conspiracy theory? zero. in all those clips, in all those "reports" on "news shows" they never presented one piece of evidence, not one fact. do you know that the bureau of labor statistics at this point doesn't even have a political appointment? they're all civil servants. they're supposed to have a
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political appointment but the republicans blocked it. they've blocked it since february. these nut jobs. they hate is when america is successful. look at the numbers. the last 31 months private sector jobs have grown. those are all jobs we've added the last 31 months straight. now there are 325,000 more jobs than when president obama took office. and keep in mind when president obama took office, you know what the republicans left him? a pile of poo they left on his door step? losing 750,000 jobs per month. that's the mess that they left him with. and he's gotten past all of that and we've got 325,000 jobs added. when they see those facts those goddamn facts, i don't believe it. jack welch yeah, yeah, yeah, you got my sins of anger there. we'll leave it right there oh i might saying is really bad. liberals have their own
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conspiracy theory today. it's hanky panky. mitt romney during the debates takes out something from his pocket right before the debates. they're not supposed to have notes. look at it in slow motion. here comes mitt romney. i will be taking something out of my pocket. oh what is that? oh that's a nice little mystery. you know what we're going to do? we're going to be mean. we'll do that story later in the show. you have to stay around a little while to find out what that is number did he cheat? we'll have evidence of that as well and you'll see which direction it goes. now the debates, a lot of people including us, think that mitt romney won. did it move some of the numbers? some of the numbers. in favorability ratings president obama is where he was 56% and above mitt romney. but mitt romney has risen above 50% for the first time. he's at 51%. it obviously helped romney a little bit although it didn't
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hurt the president as much. when you look at the national polls president obama was up by seven points. he's now up by five points. he has lost two points in that poll. it's not a huge difference but a little bit of a movement. rasmussen is a conservative polling organization much more favorable to romney they have them at 49-47 with still obama in the lead. if rasmussen has obama in the lead, he must be way up. with romney more centrist and pretending to be moderate. sticking with that 47% line how i didn't care about those guys, maybe that wasn't such a good idea. go ahead a load of mitt romney on the 47% issue. where he started and where he wound out today. >> all right, there are 47% who are with, who believe that they are victims. >> it's a message with i meant to carry and will continue to
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carry. the president's approach is attractive to people who are not paying taxes because frankly my discussion about lowering taxes isn't as attractive. it isn't elegantly stated, i'm speaking off the cuff in response to a question. >> now and then you're going say something that did not come out right. in this case i said something completely wrong. i absolutely believe that my life has shown that i care about 100%. and that has been demonstrated throughout my life. and this whole campaign is about the 100%. when i become president it will be about helping the 100%. >> did i say 47%? i meant 100%. i'm surprised he didn't go with 110%. how did the conservatives feel about this? from the club for growth, massive right wingers who are against any tax increases said this. there was nothing there to give us great concern. but we'll be watching what he does if he becomes president. now, in other words i hear you
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big guy, go ahead and lie all you need to. we know when you become president you're going to do exactly what we tell you to do. that's the problem. now let's figure out what went wrong with president obama's debate. for that let's bring in an epic political correspondent. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> cenk: now michael there was a lot of quotes in the "new york times" to president obama and some of them make sense and some of them don't. let me give you a-30 and run it by you. hours before the debate visors said they were worried during his preparation because he was frequently interrupted by his presidential duties, and they indicated they were nervous he was under prepared. now here they're basically saying he's president. he had to be rushed to do presidenting--are you buying
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that. >> since aback lincoln presidents have been debating and they've been presidents. i don't buy that. if he was interrupted fine. but what people have to realize the president had an off night. whether he was unprepared, whether he was tired whether he just wasn't up to it that night. he had an off night. it is not a disaster for his presidency. it does not undo all of this. he got outflanked by an opponent and he'll be back for more. it's not that big of a deal and look at what it is. if you make excuses for what it is then it sounds conspiracial in a way. >> cenk: well, there are a lot of excuses. we'll talk about michael moore's excuses a little bit later. aides said some of the weakness in president's performance advisers said, was the result of a strategy not turning off the narrow slice of swing voters who are on repelled by
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confrontation. reuters claimed that president obama went up by 8% among independents. i can't believe that's true. >> it's hard to say. these immediate polls are not always the most reliable. if that's true it does support what was just said. the idea that--that people don't like confrontation and then he stayed bop of fray and out of the fray. his supporters needs more than that. it's not just about the swath of mysterious independent voters in this race. there are liberal who is were down about the president to begin with. this is not just getting to the independent as soon as one last final question for you whats. >> cenk: one last question. >> since 1984 the percentage of unemployed has not gotten better like this since 1984 when ronald reagan was running in an election year. since january of this year until
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now 1.0% when reagan was running. what is important, what can the democrats do with this number? the republicans have been getting bad numbers and doing nothing with them. romney has not been able to turn those numbers into currency on the campaign trail and for him not to turn something to currency is big. the president needs to do that, and then it becomes very important. i believe it fades a little bit because there will be more of them. >> cenk: michael, we appreciate it. i think the jobs numbers are more important than the debate. people will wake up, see that unemployment number and be encouraged. going forward if i was president obama i would do something else entirely. >> um, um, and hum. >> cenk: when we come back i'm going in a different direction. already, later in the program serious story about milwaukee police, and abuse that led to a
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detainee's death. >> i watched that tape one time, and i can't watch it ever again. it broke my heart so bad that they just didn't help him at all. (vo) what is said here could decide the election. current tv presents coverage of the vice presidential debate. with unrivaled analysis and commentary. >> the idea that he could criticize the president on the down grading, when he led the charge to block a resolution. outrageous. (vo) the only network with real-time reaction straight from the campaigns and from viewers like you. >>now that's politically direct.
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[ ♪ music ♪ ] >> cenk: all right now, we had a debate, and one of the things that mitt romney did obviously
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was that he didn't tell the truth. so it's okay. now president obama was not on his a-game, but he'll come in and straighten everything out until they go in another direction. i'm amazed by what happened on cnn on the issue of 5 trillion-dollar in tax cuts and if it could be offset by deductions and loopholes. this is the ridiculous conclusion that they came up with. >> mitt romney does propose across the board 20% tax cuts. under that plan taxes under the wealthiest americans would be reduced by 5 trillion-dollar initially. romney said that he would offset that by closing loopholes and deductions. if you take him at his word, the verdict is false. >> cenk: what? that's ridiculous. president obama, president obama didn't say he was going to cut 5 trillion-dollar for the wealthy. he never said that. he said overall. second off he mentioned the
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loopholes and deductions. don't watch me. watch president obama. >> when you add up all the loopholes and deductions that upper income individuals that are currently taking advantage of if you take those all away you don't come close to paying for 5 trillion-dollar in tax cuts and 2 trillion-dollar in military spending. >> cenk: that's what he said. then did you catch the most important phrase in this fact check. >> taking him at his word. take him at his word. take him at his word. >> cenk: the whole point of the fact check is not to take them at their word. whether it's obama or romney! you're supposed to fact check them. if you take them at his word, he was totally honest. oh what a disaster that is. it's your job to call out what the facts are. that was an enormous fail by cnn. now look, that doesn't mean that president obama did a good job in the debates. he didn't. we've said it many times.
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i will do it what i love to do on this program. whether it's romney or obama let me do it my way. if i were obama what would i do? first of all let me show you. i'd come out with a 2 x 4. no no, say that line about the 5 trillion-dollar again. go ahead say it. >> romney: i'm not in favor of a 5 trillion-dollar tax cut. that's not my man. my plan is not to put in any tax cut that will effect the deficit. i will bring down the deductions and taxes at the same time so the revenue stays in. >> cenk: yeah, yeah, that sounds good. you're going to do a 20% tax cut across the board. then a 2 trillion-dollar increase in the defense budget.
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then you're going to keep most of the popular deductions. and then you're going to balance the% budget. and then you're going to give everybody a free unicorn! that's not how it works mitt! you're lying! there is no 5 trillion-dollar in deductions that you take away from just the rich. that's preposterous. and i'm not going to let you get away with it. one wonders how long i will keep this 2 x 4 that is actually not a 2 x 4 on my shoulder, but we move forward. he says, well, before i go on to the next clip, did you know that 50% of mitt romney's benefits in his tax cuts go to the top 5%. mitt, that's who you're for. you're for the top 5%. you give them half of the tax cuts and they're 5 trillion-dollar, you're going to give $2.5 trillion to the top
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5%. that's what is going on. all right, before i break it. okay now let's go to the $716 billion lie. >> romney: medicare for current retirees he's cutting $716 billion from the program. >> cenk: huh, that's beard because that's turns out to be totally untrue. here's what polite cofact said about that. coat obama-care reduces future spending on medicare by reducing payments to insurance companies hotels and other providers. not to the people receiving medicare. this does not effect a single benefit to medicare recipients. mitt don't say the $716 billion lie again. it is a lie. the reality is you want to turn it into a voucher program because you never believed in medicare. your party has never believed in medicare. you talk about how democrats are going to hurt medicare? nonsense. i'm not done yet.
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you want to talk about how you love teachers? go ahead mitt. >> romney: i love great schools. massachusetts is ranked number one in 50 states. the key to great schools great teachers. i reject the idea that i don't believe in great teachers. >> cenk: except when you want to fire them. >> he said we need more firemen, more teachers, did he not get the message of wisconsin? the american people did. it's time to cut back on government. >> cenk: there you are on tape. which one is it, mitt? i want the american people to be very clear on this. which one is it? do you want to fire the teachers or do you love the teachers. do you love big bird or do you want to fire him or you love everybody and you want to fire them any way. what do you want to fire teachers for? i wish he took it to him. now, one more pre-existing condition. >> romney: i do have a plan that deals with people with pre-existing conditions. that's part of my healthcare
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plan. >> cenk: oh, is that right? i love the way he phrased that. i have a plan that deals with pre-existing conditions. he didn't say it would cover pre-existing conditions. in fact, if you don't have continuous coverage. if you're out of work for some reason and you don't have coverage for three months, you're done. if you have a pre-existing condition he's not going to cover you. you know how many americans were in that boat? between 2004 and 2007, 89 million people. that means nearly one-third of the country would not be covered if they had a pre-existing condition. you're not going to cover them. again, why? because you know that the american people want to be covered for pre-existing conditions because they do like obama-care. so you want to ride off that without actually doing it. that's fraud. and then of course there was this great opening by mitt romney. >> romney: you said you would get a deduction for taking a plant overseas? i've been in business for 25 years. i have no idea what you're
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talking about. i may need a new accountant. >> cenk: no, mitt, your accountant seems pretty good as it is. if i was the president i would have left it right there but me being me. which accountant did you mean, the one on the cayman islands the one on taber bermuda or the one in switzerland. now that we have done a romney segment, turns out that he copied it for the first debate. i hope obama copies this for the next debate. when we come back, hanky panky did mitt romney cheat during the debate? we'll show you that. we've got three different tapes on it. and then a very serious story about police abuse in milwaukee. we'll talk about what happened there, and what we can do to fix it.
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The Young Turks With Cenk Uygur
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